Some species

 being studied by Cascadia Research Collective  (from  top left to bottom right): humpback whale, Blainville's beaked whale, blue whale, Townsend's big eared bat, false killer whale, gray whale, killer whale with harbor porpoise. All photos (c)

Cascadia Research is a non-profit, tax-exempt (recognized by the IRS under501c3) scientific and education organization based in Olympia, Washington, USA. We were founded in 1979 primarily to conduct research needed to manage and protect threatened marine mammals.

Recent news (select for details): 

New paper on Cuvier's beaked whale diving (26 March 2014)

Video of talk on "Hawai'i's resident and not-so-resident Blackfish" from Whale Tales 2014 (21 March 2014)

Ocean Mysteries TV show features Cascadia project on Navy sonar and ship strikes, see trailer (airing 15 Feb 2014)

New publication identifies humpback whale populations in N Pacific based on DNA (14 Feb 2014)

Updates from our Kaua‘i field project (10 Feb 2014)

Cascadia joins project Wild Me bringing social apps to wildlife tracking (see John C in fundraising video at  Indiegogo)


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Marine Mammal Strandings and unusual sightings

Bat Research

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Cascadia Research, 218 1/2 W 4th Ave., Olympia, WA 98501 USA

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